The Principal Designer of Decus Alexandra Donohoe is one lucky lady; she has done the interiors for not one but five of architect Luigi Rosselli designed houses.... But as we all know luck normally goes to those most deserving. When you see Alexander's work you will immediately see that she is worthy. Her impeccable style can be described as eclectic luxe - she celebrates bold contrasts, loves 20th Century design and teams it all together in a whimsical way with exquisite attention to detail.

In my eyes she is a great designer as her eclectic mix ensures that no two homes look the same - she works closely with her clients to ensure that their style shines through so that it looks like their home as opposed to a cookie cut kit home.

Alexander earned her design stripes with a degree in Interior Architecture from UNSW then worked for Sydney's top design firms for over 10 years - she has now opened her own Interior Design firm Decus www.decus.com.au which has their beautiful office just around the corner from us in Paddington St.

A keen collector of unique antique and modernist pieces Alexandra makes annual trips to LA and NY to procure pieces for clients, she also makes regular trips to Melbourne to shop at Nicholas & Alistair www.nicholasandalistair.com and if all else fails relies on www.1stdibs.com

Now for the images - just warning you these Luigi houses will evoke serious home envy!!

The gorgeous Alexandra Donohoe of Decus Design and yes she is super friendly as well;)

This Bellevue Hill house was originally built in 1927, designed by architect William Hardy Wilson who dominated the Classical Architecture scene in Sydney in the 1920's, Luigi designed the sympathetic extension to the rear and added Dormer's (copper clad Oculi) to the original house which were inspired by Swedish architect Gunnar Aspland

A pool was also added to the house..yes its pretty much my dream home...those steel framed windows!!

Now onto the amazing interiors - Alexandra has chosen classical pieces to go in this sitting room of the original 1920's house - loving the understated lighting selection for this room which allows the stunning architecture to speak for its self

The view looking back into this stunning room; i am obsessed with the herringbone tile selection - classic yet eclectic 

Where the old meets the new; Alexandra has selected more contemporary pieces for this new addition 

Wow those wall and ceiling mouldings..would literally die for a corridor like this..or actually just a corridor

and a staircase like this - more amazing light choices (lighting is seriously hard to get right) Alexandra has nailed this pendant light selection - the modernist light expertly marries the old to the new style of this home

The master bedroom of the new extension - classic yet modern

Carrara marble hexagon mosaics always impress; traditional joinery and tap ware enhance the classical look of this ensuite

oh my those steel framed windows are a must on our next project!!?

This is a really clever layout for this bathroom - oh to have this much space (seriously considering moving out to the burbs just to get an ensuite like this!) its symmetrical, classical and stylish - this bathroom is not dating anytime soon! I am also loving the edging on these mirror cabinets (Alexandra just nails the modern yet classical look every time)

The Occuli window - sheer architectural genius...

Now for the kitchen of this dream home; the steel framed pantry (sigh) another great design feature; the bench top is pepper stone granite from SMB which has been built up. The floor tiles are a limestone from Eco Outdoor which also extend to the outdoors for a seamless indoor/outdoor transition.

Now we are at another Luigi Rosselli masterpiece in Gordon's Bay

Alexandra has expertly softened this contemporary architecture with sheer curtains and more traditional lighting and furniture pieces

Loving this antique wall sconce - who would have thought these antique pieces would look so at home in such a contemporary house? Alexandra manages to nail the mix everytime

Loving this art and the Louis style arm chair which was sourced from Country Trader and reupholstered in a Boyac fabric with elephants (cute!)

Saarinen chair alongside an antique table and chairs - perfectly portray's Alexandra's eclectic style

Now we are in another recently completed Luigi Rosselli gem in Bronte

Such strikingly different style you would never guess that Alexandra did all of these houses which is such a compliment to her design skills; she clearly meets each clients brief individually

Again such clever design; she has used similar materials to the Bellevue Hill house ensuite yet such a different result as clearly the owners have a more modern aesthetic

The open plan living, dining and kitchen of the Bronte house; loving this black and white rug and the mustard modernist tub chairs

 

Ok so i have a few dream homes..and this my friends is one of them; located in Sydney's Woollahra

Alexandra did the styling for this house (she supplied all of the furniture for the shoot with 2 weeks notice!), Lisa Droga of Droga Interiors did the interior design; i have said it before but seriously those stainless steel doors...the room again is classic Alexandra modern yet traditional; love a loose cover sofa - can get similar from MCM House this arm chairs look to be knoll from DeDeCe

Dream job alert - furnishing this beauty of a home! I told you she is one very lucky lady! Loving the custom leather ottoman and of course that modernist style yellow chair

This amazing sofa looks like a Living Divani which are sold at Space Furniture

Such a fan of these saarinen executive chairs as dining chairs

Can not go wrong with a black and white rug (hence my love for Beni Ouarains!) the orange saarinen add just the right amount of colour pop

 

Love the simplicity of this attic...so polished..so Alexandra...so Decus

The Principal Designer of Decus Alexandra Donohoe is one lucky lady; she has done the interiors for not one but five of architect Luigi Rosselli designed houses.... But as we all know luck normally goes to those most deserving. When you see Alexander's work you will immediately see that she is worthy. Her impeccable style can be described as eclectic luxe - she celebrates bold contrasts, loves 20th Century design and teams it all together in a whimsical way with exquisite attention to detail.

In my eyes she is a great designer as her eclectic mix ensures that no two homes look the same - she works closely with her clients to ensure that their style shines through so that it looks like their home as opposed to a cookie cut kit home.

Alexander earned her design stripes with a degree in Interior Architecture from UNSW then worked for Sydney's top design firms for over 10 years - she has now opened her own Interior Design firm Decus www.decus.com.au which has their beautiful office just around the corner from us in Paddington St.

A keen collector of unique antique and modernist pieces Alexandra makes annual trips to LA and NY to procure pieces for clients, she also makes regular trips to Melbourne to shop at Nicholas & Alistair www.nicholasandalistair.com and if all else fails relies on www.1stdibs.com

Now for the images - just warning you these Luigi houses will evoke serious home envy!!

The gorgeous Alexandra Donohoe of Decus Design and yes she is super friendly as well;)

This Bellevue Hill house was originally built in 1927, designed by architect William Hardy Wilson who dominated the Classical Architecture scene in Sydney in the 1920's, Luigi designed the sympathetic extension to the rear and added Dormer's (copper clad Oculi) to the original house which were inspired by Swedish architect Gunnar Aspland

A pool was also added to the house..yes its pretty much my dream home...those steel framed windows!!

Now onto the amazing interiors - Alexandra has chosen classical pieces to go in this sitting room of the original 1920's house - loving the understated lighting selection for this room which allows the stunning architecture to speak for its self

The view looking back into this stunning room; i am obsessed with the herringbone tile selection - classic yet eclectic 

Where the old meets the new; Alexandra has selected more contemporary pieces for this new addition 

Wow those wall and ceiling mouldings..would literally die for a corridor like this..or actually just a corridor

and a staircase like this - more amazing light choices (lighting is seriously hard to get right) Alexandra has nailed this pendant light selection - the modernist light expertly marries the old to the new style of this home

The master bedroom of the new extension - classic yet modern

Carrara marble hexagon mosaics always impress; traditional joinery and tap ware enhance the classical look of this ensuite

oh my those steel framed windows are a must on our next project!!?

This is a really clever layout for this bathroom - oh to have this much space (seriously considering moving out to the burbs just to get an ensuite like this!) its symmetrical, classical and stylish - this bathroom is not dating anytime soon! I am also loving the edging on these mirror cabinets (Alexandra just nails the modern yet classical look every time)

The Occuli window - sheer architectural genius...

Now for the kitchen of this dream home; the steel framed pantry (sigh) another great design feature; the bench top is pepper stone granite from SMB which has been built up. The floor tiles are a limestone from Eco Outdoor which also extend to the outdoors for a seamless indoor/outdoor transition.

Now we are at another Luigi Rosselli masterpiece in Gordon's Bay

Alexandra has expertly softened this contemporary architecture with sheer curtains and more traditional lighting and furniture pieces

Loving this antique wall sconce - who would have thought these antique pieces would look so at home in such a contemporary house? Alexandra manages to nail the mix everytime

Loving this art and the Louis style arm chair which was sourced from Country Trader and reupholstered in a Boyac fabric with elephants (cute!)

Saarinen chair alongside an antique table and chairs - perfectly portray's Alexandra's eclectic style

Now we are in another recently completed Luigi Rosselli gem in Bronte

Such strikingly different style you would never guess that Alexandra did all of these houses which is such a compliment to her design skills; she clearly meets each clients brief individually

Again such clever design; she has used similar materials to the Bellevue Hill house ensuite yet such a different result as clearly the owners have a more modern aesthetic

The open plan living, dining and kitchen of the Bronte house; loving this black and white rug and the mustard modernist tub chairs

 

Ok so i have a few dream homes..and this my friends is one of them; located in Sydney's Woollahra

Alexandra did the styling for this house (she supplied all of the furniture for the shoot with 2 weeks notice!), Lisa Droga of Droga Interiors did the interior design; i have said it before but seriously those stainless steel doors...the room again is classic Alexandra modern yet traditional; love a loose cover sofa - can get similar from MCM House this arm chairs look to be knoll from DeDeCe

Dream job alert - furnishing this beauty of a home! I told you she is one very lucky lady! Loving the custom leather ottoman and of course that modernist style yellow chair

This amazing sofa looks like a Living Divani which are sold at Space Furniture

Such a fan of these saarinen executive chairs as dining chairs

Can not go wrong with a black and white rug (hence my love for Beni Ouarains!) the orange saarinen add just the right amount of colour pop

 

Love the simplicity of this attic...so polished..so Alexandra...so Decus